CMO announces standardized program for those who are infected by the Covid variants

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Dr Rhonda Sealey-Thomas

Cabinet Notes:

The CMO and her Deputy announced a standardized program for those who are infected by the Covid variants.

Persons who are positive for COVID-19 should remain in isolation for 7 days.

Once asymptomatic on the 5th, 6th and 7th days, they can be released from isolation with a negative rapid antigen test.

If the test is positive, they should remain in isolation for a further 3 days until the 10th day when they are released without a test.

For those who are not positive and are in quarantine, the duration of quarantine is as follows:

Unvaccinated 14 days

Fully vaccinated 10 days

Fully vaccinated with a booster 7 days

The CMO informed that 15 additional samples have shown that the Omicron variant is present in Antigua and Barbuda, and children are infected.

At least 1,000 active cases of Covid are being treated in Antigua and Barbuda.

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